With at least two wins and two new records apiece, Katinka Hosszu and Ryosuke Irie were the top money winners for the Monaco stop in the 2014 Mare Nostrum swim series.
Hosszu took home 2,370€ to lead the women’s money list with three event wins, a new Monaco meet and overall Mare Nostrum record in the 400 IM, and an additional second place finish. Jeanette Ottesen Gray (1,530€) and Rikke Moller Pedersen (1,410€) rounded out the top three.
On the men’s side, Irie also brought home two golds and two new records, and finished third in the 50m backstroke speed tournament for a total of 1,960€. Marco Koch of Germany (1,710€) and Japan’s Daiya Seto (1,620€) finished second and third, respectively, on the men’s list.
Overall, there was 50,000€ (or about $68,085 in American dollars) up for grabs at the Monaco stop alone.
Our own Jared Anderson broke the monetary totals down earlier this week in his preview post late last week:
For each event:
- 1st: 330€ ($449)
- 2nd: 180€ ($245)
- 3rd: 90€ ($122)
There are also bonuses available for record-breaking swims:
- Mare Nostrum Series record: 600€ ($817)
- Monaco Meet record: 600€ ($817)
- European Record: 3000€ ($4,085)
- World Record: 15,000€ ($20,425)
In addition, the top 4 overall finishers on the circuit will win prize money, starting at 7,000€ ($9531) for the top male and female.
An explanation of the prizes awarded can be found here, courtesy of the meet website.
The table below indicates the number of 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place finishes, along with any records each swimmer had in standard prelims-finals individual events. The “50’s” column indicates the additional dollar amount that swimmer came away with in the splash-and-dash showdowns for each stroke.
As a reminder, each 50 event had five rounds of heats, beginning with the whole field, before narrowing down to 16 swimmers for the second round. The field was then cut in half with each subsequent round based on time until two swimmers had a head-to-head showdown for the top spot.
The dollar figure payouts for the 50 events (one event in each stroke, per gender) were:
- 1st: 600€
- 2nd: 300€
- 3rd: 100€
- 4th: 50€